Patients are asked to test and submit their blood glucose levels up to seven times a day depending on their condition. Patients communicate readings using a choice of communication channels. Patients and clinicians can also send messages directly to each other.
If readings breach personalised thresholds, a clinician is notified and can step in as necessary with medical intervention, reassurance or advice about diet and lifestyle.
The gestational diabetes service is live in Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as part of the Health Call collaboration. The three Trusts have pooled their combined experience of previous in-house services to redesign a new and improved version for the wider region.